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Four Ways to Encourage Good Dental Hygiene in Your Child

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When kids are young, they are learning and building lifelong habits that will follow them into adulthood. Set your child up for a lifetime of good dental hygiene by using these four tips: 1. Limit junk food. Candies, cakes, and cookies are enjoyable treats, but it's important to eat them in moderation. Sugar is bad for your teeth since it can lead to tartar buildup that calcifies into cavity-causing plaque. Limit your child's consumption of junk food, and encourage him to rinse his mouth after consuming snacks.

17 October 2018

Dentures Or Implants? 4 Reasons Dental Implants Are The Better Choice

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Dentistry has come a long way in the last 50 years, especially when it comes to the treatment for premature tooth loss. Back in the day, when a patient lost their permanent teeth, dentures were the only options available for replacement. Unfortunately, those old dentures were uncomfortable and rarely fit properly. Over the years, advances in dentistry have provided new ways to replace lost teeth. One of those dental advances came in the form of dental implants.

25 September 2018

Tips For Taking Care Of Yourself After Breaking A Tooth

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After falling down and striking your mouth on a piece of furniture, you may have discovered that you have broken one of your teeth. If so, use the following tips to take care of yourself until you can have your tooth looked at by a dentist at your local dental clinic. Control Any Bleeding First Depending on how hard to hit your mouth and the area of the tooth where the break occurred, you may or may not have bleeding.

28 August 2018

Why Should You Be Concerned About Your Teen's Underbite?

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Has a dentist informed you that your teenager has an underbite? Perhaps it is obvious to you that the condition exists. An underbite is usually noticeable. Many parents do not fully understand why they should correct the issue. The following points will help you to understand the potential effects of your child having an underbite.  Self-Esteem Some children with underbites may find the condition embarrassing. This can cause them to be shy around their peers.

4 August 2018

How To Reduce Gingivitis In Four Easy Steps

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Gingivitis is the entry stage to gum disease and can be reversed at home if you know what to do. Cutting off gingivitis before it becomes severe is something that can help to protect your overall oral health. If you know that you have gingivitis and need to know what to do to control it, give these tips a try. Flossing Flossing may not be something many people want to do, but it's not a step that can or should be skipped.

3 July 2018

The Flexibility Of Same Day Crowns

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In the city of Springfield, Illinois, there are different dentists that fabricate and insert same day crowns, known also as CEREC. After talking with their dentists, many people select same day crowns, rather than dental crowns fabricated at dental laboratories. Dental Crowns All dental crowns are not fabricated equally. If your tooth requires a dental crown, be sure to discuss the different options with your dentist. A dental crown is a cap that is inserted above a treated decayed tooth, broken tooth, or fragile tooth.

8 June 2018

3 Oral Consequences Of Chronic Sinusitis

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If you or your teenager suffer from chronic sinusitis, you are both probably familiar with its symptoms. They include nasal congestion, facial pain or pressure, diminished sense of smell, and possibly post nasal drip and fatigue. While these are the most common symptoms of sinus disorders, you may also experience problems with your teeth and gums. If your teen wears braces and suffers from chronic sinusitis, visit a teenager orthodontics specialist who can monitor his or her oral status so that if problems should arise, they can be recognized and addressed early on.

6 May 2018

How To Soothe Painful Gums Without Drugs

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If your gums hurt, chances are you've already made an appointment at your dentist office. Gum disease is a serious issue and needs medical attention. In the meantime, however, you're probably interested in cutting down the pain or discomfort you're experiencing as much as possible. Give these three drug-free tips a try to boost your comfort level while you're waiting to see the dentist. Salt Water Salt water is a classic remedy for swollen, painful gums.

8 April 2018

What To Do When Your Child Damages A Tooth

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If you're anything like most parents, your children are your number one priority. For this reason, when your child gets hurt, you probably go into panic mode. If your child has chipped their tooth or damaged it in another way, take a few moments to stay calm, as there are several things you can do to help the situation. Try to Locate the Tooth Whether it's a small area of damage or the entire tooth has been lost, try your best to find the tooth.

12 March 2018

What Are Your Options for Fixing Gaps Between Your Teeth?

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If you have gaps between your teeth, you may be self conscious and hesitant to smile. Thankfully, there are many cosmetic dentistry services that can fix this issue. Here are some different options to help you figure out which route is the best for your situation. Dental Bonding If you only have slight gapes between two or three teeth, dental bonding is a good option. This procedure is a very affordable cosmetic option, since small gaps between two teeth can cost about $100 to $300.

12 February 2018